Facinating discussion of how important C++ still is. Wierd that I witnessed it all, from teaching myself OO and C++ on a 286 with Zortech C++ in the mid-to-late 1980s. I still have an original ECOOP conference poster (1988, Oslo, Norway).
Google said it has decided to leave its main YouTube website enabled for IPv6 for the time being. Since 2008, Google has supported IPv6 on separate websites -- such as www.ipv6.google.com -- rather than on its main websites.
"We saw 65% growth in our IPv6 traffic on World IPv6 Day," said Lorenzo Colitti, IPv6 Software Engineer at Google, who pointed out that Google added IPv6 support to several new services including Orkut for the trial. "This event has really been successful in galvanizing the community."
Today is World IPv6 Day, organised by the Internet Society (ISOC). Internet Society - World IPv6 Day.
Read the "About IPv6" section of the Irish IPv6 Task Force website if this means nothing to you :-)
Many people are experimenting with turning on IPv6 for the first time, and/or turning off IPv4 to see if the IPv6 infrastructure can cope.
So today is a good day to test your own machine to see how well it can cope with the next generation internet protocol, IPv6: http://www.testipv6.com.
In Ireland there is a good IPv6 readiness site, http://www.ipv6ready.ie, sponsored by the INEX, the Dublin Internet Neutral Exchange.
The Irish IPv6 Task Force has also a website for the day, http://www.ipv6day.ie, the site includes a monitoring tooolset that monitors IPv6 readiness for high profile public and private sector Irish internet sites.